A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Syston or anywhere else in the UK, our expert solicitors will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within three years in the majority of cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

The solicitor will explain how your injury claim relates to each of the points.

How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Syston

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating optimum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Syston.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Syston are relatively frequent. Official statistics show 3 fatal accidents, 89 serious accidents and 1097 slight accidents in 2013 in Leicester (Total events were 1189 local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,208.

Read more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Syston

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from dental nurses to technical sales engineers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Injury and illness information for the Leicester local authority are detailed in accordance with regulations by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in Leicester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock011
Machinery related injury332522
Explosion related010
Fire related (e.g. scars)111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)1534
Fall from height313534
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)321
Manual handling19192104
Physical assault494857
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)172151144
Struck against292322
Hit by vehicle10711
Struck by object704948
Trapped by something collapsing142

Read more: Work accident compensation claim

Other claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Reported statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident in the Leicestershire workplace. They are sometimes the forerunner to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or a fire related accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like cheekbone fractures happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with slips having happened in the area.

Clinical and medical negligence in Syston

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, for example, you can write to HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from noise induced hearing loss to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Syston serious injury compensation

Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering impact on an individual. A claim will ease the financial load and reduce stress so a claimant so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist law firms have helped claimants recover compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include amputation, head injuries and chemical burns.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Syston No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Syston and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Syston and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Syston?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people in Syston, Leicestershire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of claimants in Leicestershire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and accidents due to poor road conditions.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury?

Finding the best solicitor to represent you is a critical step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

How can you make certain you choose the most appropriate firm to instruct?

Are Syston claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a law firm near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems could vary between ?11,110 and ?21,505 (based on 2015 market research).

Syston personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by injury lawyers can vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be revealing when weighing up which solicitor best serves your needs.

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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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